For McKenzie Doss, a career in commercial banking was a path that unfolded organically. From Underwriter when she first began, to now Vice President of Commercial Banking at The Bank of Austin, Doss has grown through grit and curiosity every step of the way. Her discipline extends beyond life at the bank, as she is training for her first Ironman competition this upcoming November. Doss shares about her banking background, the services she provides her clients, and her hobbies and organizations outside of work.
What is your experience and career background?
I started my career in banking in 2013 by joining the Leadership Development Program at my predecessor bank. The 8-month leadership program provided in-depth training on credit analysis, macroeconomics and leadership skills to further my career. During that training I was Omega Credit certified and then moved to Houston to begin my career as an underwriter.
I was in that role for 12 months before I was promoted to Relationship Manager, and after another 12 months was promoted to Market President, where I focused on the commercial clients in the marketplace and oversaw the budget for that area. I joined The Bank of Austin because I want to work with business owners to continue to make Austin a world-class city to live and work in. Now that I am here, I am excited to become active in the community.
What is your specialty professionally, and how do you serve your clients through your position at the bank of Austin?
I am a Relationship Manager servicing our Commercial Lending portfolio. I focus on Commercial and Industrial clients. Staying active in the community is very important to me because I believe we have the opportunity to make our communities the best places to live and work in. Observing the resiliency of Austin entrepreneurs through these challenging times has inspired me to continue serving business owners so that we can build a stronger community together.
What are your activities and hobbies outside of work?
I am an active member in my church, The Austin Stone, where I lead a Community Group. I am training for an Ironman and completed my first half Ironman a couple of weeks ago. I am a big foodie, and I like to try a new restaurant each week—my current favorite is Suerte. I am also loving the trails around Austin. Walnut Creek Trail is my favorite for cycling and Lady Bird Lake Trail is my favorite for running.
Which community organizations are you involved with?
I am involved with The Safe Alliance, BEAM Network, Young Women’s Alliance, and Austin Under 40.
Doss crossing the finish line at the Ironman 70.3 Florida Triathlon in April.